September 10, 2019
Video Playlist for "Bolsonaro Is and Isn't"

One enjoyable part of this week's Closeup was hearing the first songs that came out against Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro and in support of those who feel threatened by his rhetoric and that of his supporters.

Enjoy Criolo's modern Brazilian r&b, the dark, swirling funk of BaianaSystem and the “funzy” music of Liniker e os Caramelows, as well as a cover of Baden Powell's iconic “Canto de Ossanha” from the samba revivalists Casuarina, who, in an interview at Festival Nuits d'Afrique in Montreal, said that Bolsonaro was an idiot who hates everything human.

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